Colorado Law's Executive Education program brings internationally recognized faculty and experts together with legal practitioners, executives, general counsel, and leaders in the corporate, government, and nonprofit worlds with incisive programs, courses, and certificate programs touching on some of the most cutting-edge legal issues today.


Matthew R. Cushing

Director of Executive and Community Learning Programs
Founding Director, Colorado Law Executive Education

Matthew Cushing

In addition to being the founding director of Colorado Law Executive Education, Matt administers Colorado Law's Mini Law School program, an eight-week series that introduces non-lawyers to interesting legal issues that impact their day-to-day lives, and organizes the Colorado chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which partners Colorado Law students with public school teachers in underserved high schools to teach a course about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Matt also teaches courses on appellate advocacy and runs the Appellate Advocacy Practicum, which gives students the opportunity to draft briefs and appear for oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Prior to becoming the founding director of Colorado Law Executive Education, Matt's practice focused on appellate advocacy and complex litigation in federal and state courts. Matt argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and intermediate state appellate courts. He has been the primary author on numerous briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and federal and state intermediate appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits.